Jeff Myers, a member of the Detroit Film Critics Society, joins Stephen Henderson on Detroit Today to talk about movies released during the holiday season and to review the year in film. The conversation begins with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which Henderson saw on Thursday’s premiere night and says that the film is a “reconnect with the characters and the series.” Myers tells Stephen, that Star Wars: The Force Awakens made $55 million on premiere night , adding that, 70% of the audience was male and 50% were over the age of 25. Both men agree that Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has a great chance of becoming the top grossing film of all-time. As far as other holiday releases, Myers is looking forward to the Christmas Day release of Quentin Tarantino’s, Hateful Eight, and Joy, the latest effort from Jennifer Lawrence. Myers also reveal some of the awards handed out by the Detroit Film Critics Society and says that 2015 was an “average” year for movies, because many of the films were not “star vehicles.”
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